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Conrad Gargett 1st Grade Weekly Wrap

 

 

This week saw the Conrad Gargett’s 1st grade competition preliminary semi-final take place between Brothers and North Ward at the home of rugby – Mike Carney Toyota Park.

 

North Ward were riding a gigantic wave of momentum after eliminating Burdekin in last week’s minor semi-final and were looking at continuing it this week with a major upset in the making. Brothers on the other hand were coming off a tough defeat at the hands of minor premiers Teachers West and were looking to make amends for last week’s defeat. As expected Brothers came out of the blocks at a million miles an hour with some brilliant rugby early on. North Ward however, were the first to score with a penalty kick to Maciu Vatanitawake applying early scoreboard pressure. A great set piece play by Brothers saw Ayden Pyper put flying young gun Sam warner through smallest of gaps to scurry away before Warner linked up with Adam Woodward to score in the corner, this try was one of four to put Brothers in a commanding lead heading into the half time break. Following half time, North Ward strung together multiple phases to apply much needed pressure back onto Brothers which had them on the back foot with tries to hooker Alex Nicolosi and lock Matt Corrigan. North Wards hopes of making a surprise grand final spot were all but dismissed after Brothers young gun Sam Warner finished off the match with three tries to seal the deal for Brothers 48 to 21.

Brothers – Tries: Matt Fanning 1, Dan Cooper 1, Mick McGovern 1, Adam Woodward 1, Jayden Timbs 1, Sam Warner 3. Conversions: Ayden Pyper 3, Scott Doulis 1.

North Ward – Tries: Alex Nicolosi 1, Matt Corrigan 1, Michael Morris 1. Conversions: Maciu Vatanitawake 2. Penalty Goals: Maciu Vatanitawake 1.

 

Brothers have now booked their place in a mouth-watering blockbuster against Teachers West this Saturday at Mike Carney Toyota Park. If their major semi final clash is anything to go by, spectators will be in for a real show come 5:10pm!

The full weekends draw, and results are available in Thursdays Bulletin.

 

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